Classes

The Borland Library is committed to providing quality instruction on a variety of subjects to UF faculty, students, staff, and Shands employees. Classes on individual databases, Internet resources, and other topics are available upon request, either in the library or at a location of your choosing. A one week notice is requested for private sessions and classes can be customized to fit the needs of the group. To schedule a class or if you have any questions, please contact us.

Course
Description
PubMed Basics
An hour introduction to the premiere medical database, PubMed. Maintained by the National Library of Medicine, PubMed currently has 19.5 million articles indexed dating all the way back to 1865. This workshop assumes little to no experience with PubMed.
Introduction to RefWorks
An hour introduction to the citation software, RefWorks. RefWorks allows users to create a personal database by importing references from text files or online databases, allowing users to format papers and bibliographies in seconds. This workshop assumes no previous experience with RefWorks.
CINAHL
CINAHL (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) has a brand new look with a different interface. This class is geared towards students and faculty in the College of Nursing and the nursing staff of UF and Shands. The class is designed for the experienced CINAHL searcher or the novice. Learn how to effectively search using subject headings and subheadings. Find out how to explode. See how easy it is to search for articles in a particular journal. See how to access full-text in the database.
CINAHL/PsycINFO
This class familiarizes you with the Ebsco interface that hosts the CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) and PsycINFO databases. Learn to :
• Search one or multiple databases at a time
• Limit and display results
• Send your search results
• Check for your access to articles’ full text
Library Skills for Administrative & Research Assistants
Cure those Oh – No – I – Have – to – Go – to – the – Library – and- I – Can – Never – Find – What – I – am – Looking – for – Blues. The Library Skills class is geared towards teaching employees more efficient ways to use the library. Topics include deciphering a bibliography, finding various types of materials on Catalog and in the library, and verifying citations. The class also includes information on how to request library services, including Super Searches, and obtaining materials not owned by UF Libraries. Experience hands-on training on searching the Catalog and PubMed.
Web of Science
Compiling a bibliography? Trying to find interdisciplinary materials that fall between the sciences and the social sciences? Then search the Web of Science! Learn keyword and author searching while exploring this database’s ability to move backward and forward through reference lists. Determine what sources were used in writing a given article and what subsequent publications cited that particular article. Find related articles that cite several of the same references in their bibliographies.